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Goethe_poster-3About the Concert
The concert explores the nexus of tradition and innovation in selected works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

All proceeds of the concert and CD sales will be donated to AMREF, an Africa-based organisation that is bringing good quality and affordable health care closer to those who need it most by improving access to health treatment and preventing poor health through community education.

Program
Alban Berg (1885-1935): Piano Sonata op. 1
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007): Klavierstück IX
Helmut Lachenmann (*1935): Ein Kinderspiel
Hans Werner Henze (*1926): La Mano Sinistra
Hans Tutschku (*1966): Zellen Linien

A message from Seda:
“I want to invite you all to help support the fabulous work of AMREF. They try to improve medical care and general health in African countries such as Angola, Somalia, Uganda, and Ethiopia by training health workers and supporting communities in developing local health projects. Please contribute to AMREF generously; we all know that a good health is the basis for everything else in life!”
- Seda Röder

About AMREF USA
Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) is today the largest African health organization in the world. AMREF ensures access to good health for the most vulnerable and marginalized people in Africa. With their active involvement, AMREF develops and implements innovative, sustainable solutions to critical health challenges facing the continent.
AMREF USA is one of 12 offices across North America and Europe that is providing key support to further AMREF’s essential work in Africa.
To learn more about AMREF, please visit http://usa.amref.org/.

About Seda Röder

Lauded for her “musical intelligence” (Gerhard Oppitz) and “musical maturity” (Dennis Russell Davies), Turkish pianist Seda Röder brings contemporary music to new audiences. On her recent debut album the young pianist showcases music from three centuries by composers who were active in Vienna: Mozart, Brahms, Berg. Her upcoming recording projects will include modern Turkish music as well as music by contemporaries of Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg.
Before coming to the US in 2007 to teach at MIT and Harvard, Ms. Röder studied in Salzburg and Munich, where she had the privilege of working with world-renowned Beethoven and Brahms expert Gerhard Oppitz. In addition to teaching piano and music history, Ms. Röder maintains a busy performance schedule with upcoming concerts in New York, Philadelphia, Istanbul, Munich, Edinburgh, and Berkeley.
Recordings, podcasts and videos of Ms. Röder’s work are available on http://www.sedaroeder.com/.

Details
Where: Killian Hall. MIT
Rm. 14W-111, MIT Hayden Library Bldg, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
For a map click here
When: September 25, 2009 @ 8pm
Suggested donation is $10

PRE-CONCERT PODCASTS
On Hans Tutschku’s Zellen Linien: Download and Listen

On Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstück IX: Download and Listen

Mp3s with music from the program can be found here: http://www.sedaroeder.com/mit

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Northport, NY – The critically-acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert on Sunday, September 27, 2009 – 1:30 PM at Sachem Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, New York

Repertoire for this concert will include Joe Russo’s Distant Light and Marjan Mozetich’s Angels in Flight for flute, harp and strings. Both of these pieces are for seven players, and will include guest artists David Dunn on clarinet, and Amy Iwazumi on violin. Vincent D’Indy’s Suite for harp quintet (harp, flute, violin, viola, and cello) will also be performed.

The September 27 concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (631) 588-5024 or visit http://sachemlibrary.org.

More about Canta Libre at http://www.cantalibre.org/.

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A Day of World and US Premieres for Music and Multi-Media, featuring work by Alfred Brown, Nicholas Chase, Dan Evans Farkas, David Gunn, Karl Korte, Richard Lainhart, Mary Jane Leach, Al Margolis, and Doug Van Nort. And with Rocco Anthony Jerry performing works by Peter Machajdik, Conrad Kehl, Kjell Perder, and Yuji Takahashi.

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 2-9 pm

The Brick Elephant
12 Emily Street
Valley Falls, NY 12185

ReSoundings
The Brick Elephant

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Interpretations Presents:

Daan Vandewalle: Piano Works of  Gordon Mumma,

Alvin Curran, & Contemporary Belgian Composers

Thursday, October 15, 2009

8PM at Roulette

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

Daan Vandewalle brings a keen awareness of architecture and an incisive touch that enables him to express episodes of delicacy, buoyancy, lyrical flow, hard-edged abstraction, dancelike movement, and spirituality., Art Lange, Fanfare

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music continues on October 15, 2009, with dynamic Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle performing selections from his recent recording of piano works by pioneering composer Gordon Mumma dating from 1960-2001. Also featured are works by American Composer Alvin Curran, and a handful of contemporary works by Belgian composers, including leading postwar Belgian composer Karel Goeyvaerts (1923-1993), emerging Flemish composer Thomas Smetryns, the extremely prolific and unusual composer Boudewijn Buckinx.

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Unsentimental nostalgia, capacious in feeling but iron-beamed, imbued equally with a sense of wonder and of hard curiosity.,Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear

Daan Vandewalle enjoys an international reputation as new music specialist,with a strong focus on 20th and 21th century american piano music. He studied at the Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium, with Claude Coppens, and at Mills College, California, with Alvin Curran. His programs are often highly unusual both on a technical or intellectual level, often combining the classical repertoire such as Mussorgski and Chopin with premieres of new works written especially for him by composers including Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, and Fredrick Rzewski.

For more information on Interpretations:

Office Phone:                                     212-627-0990

Interpretations Online:             www.interpretations.info

For more information on Roulette:

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

General admission: $15

($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)

For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit www.roulette.org

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Ridgewood, NJ – The critically-acclaimed Palisades Virtuosi presents When They Were Young  - the opening concert of their 2009-2010 season on Saturday, September 26 – 8 PM at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The evening will begin with a pre-concert talk with the performers and commissioned composer at 7:15.

This program will feature the World Premiere of a new work by Ryan Francis (b. 1981), commissioned by the Palisades Virtuosi. His compositions have been met with audience and critical acclaim throughout the United States and Europe. His music has been variously described as “sweeping” and “exceptional” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), “compelling” (Los Angeles Times) as well as “shimmering”, “focused” and “rhythmically sharp-edged” (New York Times). Visit the composer at http://www.myspace.com/ryananthonyfrancis.

Other works on the program will be pieces written by composers in their youth. Audience members will guess which composers have written each piece, with prizes awarded for the top three winners.

In addition, the annual Palisades Virtuosi Young Artist Recognition Award will be presented to a talented student from Hackensack High School.

Tickets for the September 26 concert are $20 and $15 for students and seniors. For reservations or other information, please call 201-488-4983, or email reservation requests to the Palisades Virtuosi at virtuosi@att.net.

Visit the Virtuosi at http://www.palisadesvirtuosi.org/.

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Presented by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) in partnership with the Florestan Recital Project and Tufts University Department of Music, the Voice of America festival showcases a series of American vocal music both new and unknown to Boston audiences. Highlighted by special guests Sarah Pelletier (soprano), Shiela Kibbe (pianist), Thomas Meglioranza (baritone) and Lucy Shelton (soprano), to name a few, both BMOP and the Florestan Recital Project offer an unparalleled exploration of the impact that American composers have had on the future of vocal repertoire. The glittering program includes a broad range of works for voice and ensemble by Milton Babbitt, Aaron Copland, Jacob Druckman, John McDonald, Virgil Thomson, among others, as well as the complete songs, including several unpublished works, of Samuel Barber (1910-1981).

Voice of America Festival
Date: Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26 @ 7:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M.;
Sunday, September 27 @ 1:30 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
Venue: Distler Performance Hall at The Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University, 20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA; Train: Red Line to Davis Square; Free shuttle from Davis Sq. to Tufts
Tickets: Preview concerts $18/ Main concerts $30/Combo tickets (same day) $40/
Students & Seniors 50% discount
Purchase: Contact Tufts Box Office 617.627.3679 http://www.tufts.edu/musiccenter/events/boxoffice.html

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The 2009 First Works Festival will present Pixilerations [v.6]: a series of new media concerts that are free and open to the public.

PIXILERATED: CONCERT PERFORMANCES I
Friday, Sept. 25, 8pm, Free
URI Shepard Auditorium, 80 Washington St.
Groundbreaking Electronic And Interactive Performances

Featuring:
Todd Winkler
Matthew Peters Warne
Peter Bussigel
Alexander Dupuis
Lucky Leone
Alex Kruckman
Ed Osborn
Kirsten Volness
FREE

PIXILERATED: CONCERT PERFORMANCES II
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8pm, Free
URI Shepard Auditorium, 80 Washington St.
Groundbreaking Electronic And Interactive Performances

Featuring:
elements | response (Halsey Burgund, Peter Bailey, Francois DeCosterd)
Jing Wang
Shane Turner
Christie Lee Gibson and Arvid Tomayko-Peters
David Bithell
FREE

CLUB PIXIL
Friday, October 2, 10pm, Free
Tazza Caffe, 250 Westminster St.
DJ Innovation And Experimental Electronics

Featuring:
Joshua Fried
East of Borneo
Freida Abtan
envyCODE (Butch Rovan, Kevin Patton)
Humanbeast
Modest Machine (Arvid Tomayko-Peters, Josh Marshall, Steve Schwartz, Alex
Dupuis, Alex Kruckman)
FREE

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Judith Shatin’s Penelope’s Song for amplified soprano saxophone and electronics will be performed by saxophonist Alfonso Padilla López on Friday, September 18 at the Museo de la Autonomía de Andalucia, Avenida Blas Infante in Seville, Spain.

Penelope’s Song is a tribute to Penelope, Queen of Ithaca and wife of Odysseus and was inspired by Homer’s epic, the Odyssey. This piece has been recorded by Susan Fancher (http://home.earthlink.net/~fanch/) for her In Two Worlds CD on the Innova label.

This concert will also include music by Margery Smith (Aurora) and Jacob ter Veldhuis (Grab It) and is part of La Noche Larga de los Museos. More about this and other events at http://www.nochelarga.com/.

You can hear a Noizepunk and Das Krooner interview with Judith Shatin at http://www.kalvos.org/nkshows.html. Read her Hearing Things newsletter at http://www.jamesarts.com/releases/june09/JS_nws_060809.pdf. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.

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Photo by: Igor Mendizabal

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[purgatorio] POPOPERA.

NYC Premiere

Raw musicality mixes with intense movement in this highly charged work performed by one of the hottest companies on the international scene. Created by Bang on A Can’s Michael Gordon, the pulsating music is performed by guitar-playing dancers who turn the show into a rock/dance concert/ that you won’t easily forget.

Contains full nudity.

SEP 29-OCT 4

The Joyce Theater
For tickets contact: 212-242-0800

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Music of Women Composers
to be presented by NeoLIT
Thursday September 17, 2009, at 9pm

at The Tank, 354 West 45th Street, New York City. Tickets are $10/$5 for students

The concert includes:

· Alice Shields’ dramatic monologue Komachi at Sekidera, with Laurie Rubin, mezzo soprano, Amelia Lukas, alto flute and guest performer Asami Tamura, koto.
· Vivian Fine’s Nightingale for mezzo-soprano (with percussion)
· Kaija Saariaho’s Coleurs du Vent for alto flute
· Katherine Hoover’s Seven Haiku
· Roussel’s Deux Poemes de Ronsard

About the performers:

Laurie Rubin, Mezzo-Soprano
Laurie Rubin’s voice has been described by New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini as “earthy, rich, and poignant,” with “compelling artistry and communicative power.” Among her recent performances are the role of “Penelope” in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria at the Greenwich Music Festival, and a shocking mad scene for mezzo-soprano as “Karen” in Gordon Beeferman’s opera The Rat Land, at the New York City Opera VOX Festival in May 2009.

Amelia Lukas, alto flute
The Boston Globe has hailed flutist Amelia Lukas for having “”a buoyancy of spirit that comes out in the flute, a just beautiful sound.” Ms. Lukas’ recent projects include performances at the Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie’s Zankel and Weill Halls, and premieres of works by Columbia University composers at Lincoln Center.

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